Cork Chamber have been awarded the title of ‘2020 Chamber of the Year’.
The business organisation, which promotes the development of economic and commercial activity in the Cork region, was awarded the title at the Chambers Ireland annual Chamber Awards, sponsored by Zurich.
The awards recognise the outstanding work of Chambers around the country.
On receiving the award, Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said: “I am truly delighted and proud to accept this award on behalf of all at Cork Chamber. The Chamber membership, committees, board and President all contribute hugely to the overall success of the organisation and that synergy of volunteerism with our professional team is essential.
“2019 was a milestone for the Chamber celebrating 200 years of Championing Cork and 2020 is an exceptional year for us all for very different reasons, but the spirit of Cork Chamber members has empowered a steadfast ambition for the region.” He went on to highlight the “exemplary professionals” who go “above and beyond” at Cork Chamber through all circumstances.
“They should rightly be proud to have their achievements lauded here today. It is a time of change and though there remain some uncertainties, our members can be assured that they have the support of a Chamber at the top of its game,” he said.
Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber said: “It is a great honour for Cork Chamber to receive this national award and recognition from Chambers Ireland and sponsors Zurich for the work we do.
“We thank our members and many stakeholder partners, whose vibrancy, energy and drive has built the excellent reputation of our city region, and we are committed to building a sustainable and resilient economic future for all. I would like to recognise the work of my board colleagues and the excellent team at the Chamber led by CEO Conor Healy for their outstanding contribution, duly recognised with this award,” she added.